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Rumors of My Recovery Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Sunday, January 19, 2014      4 comments

I felt great Thursday evening. But when I went to bed, I started coughing. I couldn't sleep, and that really derailed my recovery. I thought I'd be going for a walk on Saturday. I did some work in the garage, did some laundry, and then spent the... Read more
I'm Better Now
Thursday, January 16, 2014      0 comments

I left work at noon today, but I have yet to get in a nap. Since it's already 8:30, there isn't going to a nap. I haven't taken any drugs since late morning, so I guess I'm doing a lot better. I'm a lot less whiny, too. ... Read more
Humans make plans, and the gods laugh
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      6 comments

I'm still sick. I went to work this morning just to keep from getting too far behind, and then I went home. I finally got the cat off my lap, so I can type. I want to sleep, but I'll do that later. Swam Friday afternoon. I did twelve laps:... Read more
Unamusing Musings
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

My goal is to eat about 2000 calories a day. That sounds like a lot, but it's both very do-able and low enough to permit me to lose weight. I used's calorie calculator. I put in both my desired weight (150) and a weight at which I wou... Read more
It won't be freezing, but ...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

... it looks like I'll be spending the weekend inside. Here's a portion of the weather advisory for this weekend: WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUSTAINED 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55. HOWEVER...AS STRONG AS THIS SYSTEM APPEARS...WIN... Read more
Dang it, I missed out on pie
Monday, January 06, 2014      4 comments

I'm having a fasting blood draw done tomorrow morning. It's already 8:20 p.m., which means no more food. And I was gonna have some pumpkin pie. Darn it! I went to a Group Step class this evening. I didn't like it. I disliked it enough to no... Read more
It's only 500 calories - easy peasy!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      4 comments

I hiked Badger Mountain by myself yesterday. The Hubs hemmed and hawed, and finally admitted he didn't want to go. He's become quite the housecat, and it was cold yesterday. I can't blame him, but I was disappointed. I was hopeful we were starti... Read more
A Letter to 2014
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

Dear 2014: We've only just been introduced, but I am optimistic. I am hopeful that we have good times ahead of us. But please understand if I seem a little reserved. 2013 started off great. We had some wonderful times that I treasure. But 2... Read more
Keepin' at it
Friday, December 27, 2013      7 comments

The holidays have wreaked havoc with my gym schedule. My gym is locally owned, as opposed to being owned by some soulless corporate overlord. And, as is often the case with small locally-owned businesses, they treat their employees well. There w... Read more
Maybe next week will be better
Saturday, December 21, 2013      6 comments

Although I had Monday & Tuesday off, I didn't go to the gym. I reorganized the garage. That was good work, but it wasn't a workout. I went to Group Kick Wednesday night, and Group Ride Thursday. Eric was the instructor for the Group Ride. ... Read more
Battling the *meh*s
Monday, December 09, 2013      4 comments

I have today and tomorrow off. Finally took my road bike into the LBS for some much-needed attention. And then I headed for the gym. A very large part of me wanted to settle in for a long winter's nap. It's still unseasonably cool here - hi... Read more
No gym for me today
Friday, December 06, 2013      4 comments

Today was our annual office retreat. If "retreat" brings up an image of an exotic location and relaxation, you've never been to one of my office's retreats. I work for a poor rural county, and while the county commissioners can find money to re-... Read more
Why I'm not ready for a coach
Thursday, December 05, 2013      3 comments

I did a strength training workout last Monday night, using Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon. Had a nice chat with Nick, one of the personal trainers at the club. He'd just earned his USA Cycling coach certification that day - good on ya,... Read more
Good run!
Saturday, November 30, 2013      4 comments

This morning I went for a run. That was my first physical activity in a week. I ran a 3-mile route in the neighborhood. About a mile of the route is a dirt road along the irrigation canal. Switching from running on asphalt to running on dirt alw... Read more
I am weak (parts of me, anyway)
Sunday, November 24, 2013      6 comments

I swam on Friday. I had another breakthrough. I realized I am dipping my head too low into the water when I'm swimming. Because it's so low in the water, it has to travel farther to break the surface of the water. That means I'm expending more e... Read more

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